Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation,Country Representative Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 18 Feb 2017
Let us build a world where children can live in
The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation (PCF) is a Swiss non-profit organisation which promotes peaceful cohabitation worldwide by empowering the most marginalised children and adolescents. The Foundation seeks to provide children and youth with access to holistic quality education and to strengthen their intercultural competencies. The Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Trogen (Appenzell Outer-Rhodes) is at the heart of the Foundation and its activ
ities in Switzerland and in eleven countries. For more information, please visit https://www.pestalozzi.ch/en
Due to the departure of the current postholder, PCF Tanzania is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of

Country Representative

The post is based in Dar es Salaam and opened to Tanzanian Nationals only
In Tanzania, PCF works with local partner organisations to enable children to access quality education in primary schools, particularly in rural areas. We are seeking to scale up our operations in Tanzania in the coming years. This position plays a lead role in managing and developing an evolving country programme, identifying new projects and representing PCF among all stakeholders in the country. The Country Representative bears responsibility for the management of country staff and budget.
For this challenging position, we are seeking a motivated and result-oriented individual with strong leadership, negotiation and communication skills, committed to learn and work with a team, willing to travel in the field and with excellent interpersonal and people management skills.
Starting date: April 1, 2017 or as per agreement
Main Responsibilities
  1. Representation of PCF in Tanzania
  2. Strategic Development of the Country Programme in Tanzania
  3. Management of the Country Programme
  4. Oversight of Financial Management
  5. Management of Country Programme Staff
Full job description is available on our website
Required Qualifications
  • Master degree in social sciences, development, education, management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum of 12 years working experience in the field of development and cooperation; 4 of which should be at senior management level;
  • Proven record of successful programme management experience (at least 5 years), implementation of strategic plans and experience of project development with partners in the INGO sector;
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in Results-Based Project Cycle Management;
  • Professional background and/or working experience in basic education;
  • Experience in the field of intercultural education and child rights;
  • Excellent knowledge on the political context of Tanzania with proven record of building and managing effective partnerships and strategic alliances, including with senior governmental officials;
  • Experience in financial planning, budgeting and efficient use of financial resources;
  • Demonstrated experience in people management;
  • Excellent reporting and writing skills;
  • Languages: fluency in oral and written English, and the national language;
  • Very good knowledge in PC Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
How to apply:
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application in pdf per e-mail, including a motivation letter in English (max.1 page), a recent CV (max. 3 pages), two recent references, work certificates, copy of diplomas and the salary expectations, no later than February 18, 2017 to the following contact person:
Isabelle Wippermann, Finance and Administration Manager, Email: jobs@pestalozzi.ch. Please state in the subject line “Application for Country Representative Tanzania”.
For further information or questions, please contact: Lucia Winkler, Programme Director for East Africa, E-Mail: l.winkler@pestalozzi.ch.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted. Applications received after the deadline and through means other than the address given above will not be considered. All applications will be treated confidentially.
Interviews First round interviews will take place in Dar es Salaam as of week March 13, 2017.

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